Tag: 9/11

Holy Weeks in the Shadow of Death

When I attend services of other faiths, I try to participate as much as my knowledge and my own faith commitments allow. I do not speak the language of Islamic prayer (Arabic) but I was generally familiar with what is…

The Unsung Hero of 9/11- Rick Rescorla

On September 11 2001, one man broke all rules while the world was paralyzed by fear. Rick Rescorla, director of security at Morgan Stanley saved almost 2700 lives, but lost his own.

15 years after 9/11, this Muslim writer is fearlessly writing from the World Trade Center

I wasn’t Asian enough; I wasn’t Moroccan enough, and despite being born in this country, I wasn’t American enough. And because I don’t wear the hijab, I often wasn’t seen as Muslim enough, so much so that it often protected me from racial and religious-based violence. However, my parents were still concerned for my future. They didn’t want their first-born daughter to experience xenophobic violence. They also wanted to ensure that I would have the same equal opportunities as everyone else.…more:  M.MIC.COM

Lawsuit over 9/11 attacks alleges Iran and Hezbollah involvement

The court ordered Iran to pay about $11 billion in compensation to the victims’ families, so that each family would receive $1 million dollar, and about $3 billion to insurance companies that were financially damaged following the attack..more: jpost.com

 

UPDATE: $10,000 reward for video of thousands of Muslims celebrating in New Jersey after 9/11 still unclaimed

People emailed in videos and posted videos in hopes of securing the rewarlied offered by a Colorado Springs businessman. However, videos submitted showed people celebrating overseas and only a handful of people reported celebrating in the U.S. The man behind the reward, Muslim businessman Khurshid Qureshi said no one has come forward with the evidence he has requested….more: .krdo.com

Muslim Puts ‘Free Speech’ to the Test; Jokes About Holocaust, 9/11

Muslim Puts Free Speech to the Test; Jokes About Holocaust, 9/11 150115muslim

A Muslim in Canada decided to put ‘free speech’ to the test in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shootings by joking about 9/11 and the Holocaust on Twitter. He is now the subject of a police investigation.

Hot dog seller Jerry Reddick took to the social media network yesterday to experiment with how far he could take freedom of expression, writing, “Let’s test just how free freedom of speech is when it’s not Muslims being disrespected.”

What followed was a series of tweets which were undoubtedly offensive but for many wouldn’t be construed as any more odious than material published by Charlie Hebdo.  more  at http://www.prisonplanet.com

“9/11 Revisited – Seeking the Truth”.

According to CBS news (Dan Rather, January 28, 2002), “Enemy Number One” was admitted to the urology ward of a Pakistani military hospital in Rawalpindi on September 10, 2001, courtesy of America’s indefectible ally Pakistan. Rawalpindi is the Headquarters of the Pakistani…